'One never gets enough love.'
A novel by the acclaimed author, poet and gardener which recounts the ill-fated relationship of Evelyn Jarrold, a 39-year-old fashionable upper middle class widow and 25-year-old Miles Vane-Merrick, a socially aware aristocrat. While they are passionately in love they both have powerful and contrasting domineering personalities. They make each other happy and unhappy, she beadily aware of the unconventional age gap and lacking confidence in Miles's world. Miles has many interests including his love for Evelyn, his estate, his politics, his interesting friends. He is set to become a successful, popular politician. A wonderful evocation of the complexity of 1930s high-society mores and values, Family History is a universal love story.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rainpebble - LibraryThing
This is the story of Evelyn and Miles. She a 40 year old widow with a 17 year old son and he a 24 year old land holder, writer & political young man. From the beginning of the novel the reader ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kasthu - LibraryThing
Family History is the story of a middle-aged woman’s relationship with a much younger man. Evelyn Jarrold is the mother of a teenage son, and although widowed, is still very much connected to her ... Read full review